I have tried to answer some of the most standard questions below that you may have before attending the clinic.
But if you have any other questions or would like to discuss your situation with me then please contact me.
All techniques are performed with a ‘listening touch’ in order to work with your pain threshold, not against it. The ‘no pain, no gain’ approach belongs in the gym or training environment – this is treatment, and it should not hurt. My intention is to hold and sink into the areas of restriction, wait for them to release so that I can work more deeply. This facilitates your body’s ability to heal and repair.
This can vary from client to client depending on the individual’s situation. Most chronic pain can be improved within 6 treatments, sometimes as few as 2 and occasionally the condition requires more treatments. Many clients move on to a program of maintenance once they are out of pain, usually because the cause of the initial pain is due to their job or lifestyle which they cannot change, so the treatments prevent a reoccurrence.
The golden rule is 6 weeks post surgery but I will not treat you without consent from your surgeon or consultant.
My clinic is on the Page Hill estate in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire.
An appointment invitation will be emailed to you prior to your appointment with a map link and full address. I use Google Calendar so please make sure your Google Time Zone settings are correct or the appointment reminder may show an incorrect time. Always query this with me should it happen. By road from Milton Keynes and Brackley direction use A422 or A421. From Aylesbury use A413 to Winslow then on to Buckingham. Parking on driveway. Busses serving Buckingham are 18 (Bicester), 60 (Aylesbury), 131 and 132 (Brackley), 133 (Water Stratford), 134 (Westbury), X60 (Aylesbury and Milton Keynes). Nearest train stations are Bicester, Aylesbury and Milton Keynes.
Yes I do and I feel it is a privilege and an honour to do so. All young people under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. I hold a valid DBS as a requirement of my role as Welfare Officer at a local junior football club.
Yes. I am trained in oncology massage and I undertook a research project into the effectiveness of Myofascial Release on Fibrosis in women who had received radiotherapy as part of their cancer treatment. The techniques I use are gentle enough to work on people with underlying conditions. For certain conditions, consent will need to be obtained from your doctor or specialist before receiving massage. I do not claim to diagnose or cure any illness or ailment and my treatments should not be used as a substitute for professional medical treatment. Always seek the advice of a medical professional if you are worried about your pain and symptoms.
My working week is Monday to Friday only but I do offer some evening appointments, though these are very popular and get booked up quickly. In my experience, most bosses are sympathetic to time off for medical appointments but I will be as flexible and accommodating as possible.
There is one step into the building, my room is on the ground floor.
Yes, as a health care professional I am open for significant medical cases only. You will be required to wear a mask, or a face shield if you are exempt, and the use of hand sanitizer will be encouraged. I take weekly Covid tests and have received my first dose of the vaccination. Please refer to my Risk Assessment for more information.
Please feel free to call me for a no obligation chat. I am always happy to talk to you about your concerns and I will never offer treatment unless I believe it is the right course of action for you. I work closely with other health care professionals and complementary therapist to ensure the most effective treatment(s) for your desired outcome. The most important thing is for you to be pain free and if that means me referring you to another practitioner or back to your GP, then I never hesitate to do so.
Usually one week, but some conditions benefit from more frequent appointments. This will be discussed at your first appointment.
Yes, of course. Clinical massage complements the work done by other manual therapists and I like to maintain a dialogue with these professionals in order to provide complete client care for the best outcome.